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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Thursday Thirteen - 13 Fun Facts About Chocolate



Mommy bought these pawtastic chocolate mints from her "connection" in the neighborhood. He's in middle school now, and for years he's always known he can count on mommy and grandmama to buy something from him whenever school fund raising time comes around. This year mommy bought wrapping paper and these chocolates, because they are just too cute!


So, for this Thursday Thirteen, I am listing reasons why ladybeans can safely love chocolate.

  1. Chocolate has less caffeine than coffee. (Although mommy often combines them.)
  2. Chocolate is a great energy source. Just one chocolate chip gives you enough energy to walk 150 feet; 35 give you the energy to walk a mile!
  3. Chocolate contains phenylethylamine, which causes you to feel the same way you would if you were falling in love. Another reason you want chocolate when you feel sad or depressed; it legitimately makes you feel better!
  4. The fat in chocolate doesn't raise blood cholesterol.
  5. Chocolate has been clinically proven to not cause acne.
  6. Ten Percent of the daily recommended allowance of iron can be found in one ounce of cocoa.
  7. Chocolate syrup was used to simulate the blood in the Hitchcock thriller "Psycho." (Mommy found that interesting.)
  8. Chocolate has over 500 flavor components, more than twice the amount found in strawberry or vanilla.
  9. Chocolate was commonly viewed as an aphrodisiac by the Aztecs, and as such was served as a beverage - and only to men. (Mommy said something about sexist pigs. Do pigs like chocolate?)
  10. Dark chocolate can help lower your cholesterol level and reduce your risk of heart disease.
  11. Dental reports say that chocolate does not cause cavities.
  12. Chocolate has commonly been eaten since 1674, when the first chocolate cake was baked.
  13. It's yummy! (This fact was given to me by mommy. I wouldn't know.)
I got my facts from this page and this page, if any kitty or ladybean is interested.

19 meows:

michico*Adan said...

Chocolate is so great~!
Too bad we cats can't have pleasure to taste it!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

On of our friends runs a business called chocolate 2 die for. She sets up gift giving so that you can receive gourmet chocolate every month!

Evie/VampyVictor said...

haha Momma wants your cute chokky paws!
I hopez they doez not hafe real paws insides??? ..shiver...

V-V

Camie's Kitties said...

Mom loves chocolate. Thanks for all the facts. Those paw shaped chocolates look like fun.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

Camie's Kitties said...

PS - We gave you an award. Please stop by to get it.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

Parker said...

You made Mommy very hungry!

Alasandra said...

Mommy said thank you, now she doesn't have to feel guilty about eathing chocolate cake for breakfast.

We think she should feel guilty.

~S,S & C

Forever Foster said...

That post made our mum drool. She is quite embarassing! It does explain why she asks Dad to go and get her some, sometimes at night. If only we could get her to go and get us fishies like that!

-Fui, Suey and Evie.

DEBRA said...

*YUM*

:-)

Purrs
Abby

Daisy said...

My Mommie loves chocolate! Almost every night she has a glass of wine and some yummy chocolates. She does not share with me.

Shadow / Molly said...

Did yoo know that woofies can has chocolate too? Only not the brown ones only white. They decorate woofie treats with white chocolate cuz its safe fer them to woof down!

http://www.dogownersdigest.com/news/library/chocolate-dog-poisoning.shtml

Sunny's Mommy said...

Dark chocolate is the best! Too bad I'm on a diet, your post makes me want chocolate :-p

Eric and Flynn said...

Our mum tells dad that chocolate is good for her, but he won't believe her. She says that now he will have to because she has got back up.

The Crew said...

Mom, you're supposed to be typing my comments here, not drooling on the keyboard!

George

Sweet Praline said...

Mommy loves chocolate, but unfortunately, we kitties can't have it!

The Island Cats said...

Those little chocolate paws are so cute!

Mom says chocolate is yummy! But we wouldn't know...

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Our mom loves chocolate! She haf what dad calls bitter chocolate in da house at all times...mom sez it's sweet just not sweet enuff fur dad to like it. Like yoo, we hafta take mom's word fur it.

JB's Big World said...

My mom fully supports chocolate 100%!
--JB

Ana said...

Our Mommy is chocolate addicted! Especially Kinder chocolate with the milk filling... :-)